Basic Bean Burgers

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Title: Basic Bean Burgers
Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Fat-Free


1 c TVP granules
1 Scant cup boiling water
1 tb Tomato paste or ketchup
1 16-oz can pinto, kidney, or
Other beans, drained
1/4 c Whole wheat bread crumbs
2 Cloves garlic, finely
1/2 ts Oregano
1 tb Tarmari or soy sauce
1 ts Sweetener
Salt and pepper to taste
Whole wheat flour for

Pour boiling water over TVP and tomato paste in a bowl. Stir and let rest
for 10 minutes. In food processor, combine TVP mixture and remaining
ingredients except for flour. Pulse until mixture is almost a puree. Dust
hands with flour and shape mixture into 6 burgers. Dust them lightly in
flour. Layer the burgers with sheets of waxed paper and refrigerate for at
least one hour. Cook on a gill covered with foil for about 10 minutes on
each side.

Victoria Schiloni, who owns and operates a vegetarian catering service in
Philadelphia, offered her Basic Bean Burger (above) along with a peanutty
variation (follows).

Posted by Terry Frye